Book Club Page

Snowden Overlook has two Book Clubs. Residents attend one or both, with no commitment; come join us when you can! Upcoming books and past selections listed below.

Evening Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Clubhouse

Christie Kuhn 

Morning Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10am in the Clubhouse. 

Barbara Maloney

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[  j a n u a r y  ]

Have You Seen Luiz Velez by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
(It was read by the Daytime Book Club, but  highly recommended for the nighttime group) Two strangers find that kindness is a powerful antidote to fear.


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Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
Story about 2 young sisters growing up in the 1950’s. The book chronicles their lives from the 1950’s to present day.


[  m a r c h  ]

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Set in 1954 the story is about an 18 year after he is released from a Juvenile Work Farm and starts a fateful journey with 2 friends.


[  a p r i l  ]

Snow in August by Pete Hamill
Set in 1947 it is a story about an unusual friendship between an 11 year, Irish Catholic Boy, and a lonely Rabbi


[  m a y  ]

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The first book, in a trilogy, written from the African perspective about the cataclysmic encounter between the African Tribal system and European colonialism.


[  j u n e ]

White Ivy by Susie Yang
About a young woman’s crush on a privileged former classmate. A story of love, lies and obsession, offering stark insights into the immigration experience


[  j u l y  ]  (t e n t a t i v e l y)

Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman
A historical tale, set in Philadelphia, during Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918, readers will not be able help making comparisons this to the COVID pandemic


[ s e p t e m b e r ] 

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
A laugh out loud funny, and shrewdly observant story of a woman scientist, in an all male research lab, during the early 1960’s


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The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau
A Pulitzer Prize winning novel about 7 generations of a family on an Alabama Plantation


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This is Happiness by Niall Williams
A profound and enchanting novel about the loves of our lives and the joys of reminiscing


[ d e c e m b e r ]

Solito by Javier Zamora
A young Poet tells an inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States, at the age of 9



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[  j a n u a r y  ]

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Remains of the Day comes a suspenseful Gothic tour de force with an extraordinary twist.


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A Sunlit Weapon by Jacqueline Winspear
A series of possible attacks on British pilots leads British investigator Maisie Dobbs into a mystery involving First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.


[  m a r c h  ]

The Promise by Damon Galgut
Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize about a deathbed promise that will divide a South African family.


[  a p r i l  ]

The Hours by Michael Cunningham  (Movie—Book Tie-In)
A story drawn inventively on the life of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair.  The film is directed by Stephen Daldry and stars Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman.


[  m a y  ]

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
A wise and tender coming-of-age story about a nine-year-old girl who runs away from her Mississippi home in 1963, befriends a lonely woman suffering loss and abuse, and embarks on a life-changing road trip.


[  j u n e  ]

Horse by Geraldine Brooks
Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.


[  j u l y  ]

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
An Absorbing story of Sam and Sadie—two college friends, often in love, but never lovers, who become creative partners in a dazzling and intricately imagined world of video game design.  Success will bring them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.  It is a love story, but not one you have read before.


[  a u g u s t ]

Mercury Picture Presents by Anthony Marra
An epic story of a brilliant woman who must reinvent herself to survive, moving from Mussolini’s Italy to 1940s Los Angeles—a timeless story of love, deceit, and sacrifice from the award-winning author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.  


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There There by Tommy Orange
A Pulitzer Prize winner and the One Maryland One Book selection for 2023.  This award-winning novel and contemporary classic follows twelve characters from Native communities, all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.


[  o c t o b e r  ]

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Noah’s stories weave together to form a moving and funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.


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No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister
One book. Nine readers. Ten changed lives. New York Times bestselling author Erica Bauermeister’s No Two Persons is “a gloriously original celebration of fiction, and the ways it deepens our lives.”  It reveals how books can affect us in the most beautiful and unexpected of ways―and how we are all more closely connected to one another than we might think.


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Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls
From the #1 bestselling author of The Glass Castle, this instant New York Times bestseller is a “rip-roaring, action-packed” novel about an indomitable young woman in prohibition-era Virginia.  Heroine Sallie Kincaid is a character you are unlikely to forget.


[  f e b r u a r y  ]

The World Played Chess by Robert Dugoni
This novel is from critically acclaimed author of The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell. It is an inspirational coming of age story about a man who spends a lifetime getting to know himself, and is quite different in style from Dugoni’s typical work.


[  m a r c h ]

Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See
The latest historical novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa See is inspired by the true story of a woman physician from 15th-century China.  It is a book about finding purpose and friendship.  It is also a “triumphant reimagining” of the life of a woman who was remarkable in the Ming dynasty and would be considered remarkable today.


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